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NEW 2013 HONORS AND AWARDS

Newbery Honor

Three Times Lucky
By Sheila Turnage

Caldecott Honor

One Cool Friend
By Toni Buzzeo
Illustrated by David Small

Geisel Award

Up! Tall! And High!
By Ethan Long

Batchelder Award

My Family for the War
By Anne C. Voorhoeve

Coretta Scott King Author Honor

Each Kindness
By Jacqueline Woodson
Illustrated by E.B. Lewis

Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor

Ellen's Broom
By Kelly Starling Lyons
Illustrated by Daniel Minter

Sibert Honor

Electric Ben
By Robert Byrd

ALSC Notable Books for Children

One Cool Friend
By Toni Buzzeo
Illustrated by David Small

This Moose Belongs to Me
By Oliver Jeffers

Up! Tall! And High!
By Ethan Long

Each Kindness
By Jacqueline Woodson
Illustrated by E.B. Lewis

Electric Ben
By Robert Byrd

In a Glass Grimmly
By Adam Gidwitz

Three Times Lucky
By Sheila Turnage

My Family for the War
By Anne C. Voorhoeve

YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults

Dragonswood
By Janet Lee Carey

Bitterblue
By Kristin Chashore

My Life Next Door
By Huntley Fitzpatrick

The Fault in Our Stars
By John Green

Radiant Days
By Elizabeth Hand

Keeping the Castle
By Patrice Kindl

The Disenchantments
by Nina LaCour

Lions of Little Rock
By Kristin Levine

The Final Four
by Paul Volponi

Beneath a Meth Moon
By Jacqueline Woodson

YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

Beneath a Meth Moon
By Jacqueline Woodson
(Quick Picks Top Ten)

No Safety in Numbers
By Dayna Lorentz

This is Not a Drill
By Beck McDowell

Survive
By Alex Morel

The Final Four
By Paul Volponi

YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults

The Name of the Star
By Maureen Johnson
(Popular Paperbacks Top Ten)

Boarding Schools to Summer Camps: Leaving Home to Find Yourself

Dream Factory
By Brad Barkley

Fire
By Kristin Cashore

The Foundling
By D.M. Cornish

Babe in Boyland
By Jody Gehrman

Name of the Star
By Maureen Johnson

Spud
By John van de Ruit

Gowns, Greasepaint, and Guitars: Not the Same Old Song and Dance

Chopsticks
By Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral

The Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet
By Erin Dionne

Where She Went
By Gayle Forman

Will Grayson, Will Grayson
By John Green and David Levithan

Five Flavors of Dumb
By Antony John

Enthusiasm
By Polly Shulman

Somebody Everybody Listens To
By Suzanne Supplee

I'm New Here Myself: A Generation, Caught Between Nations

Honors and Awards

The following are awarded in recognition of children's novels and illustrated books. Choose from our selection of award winning books for young readers!

National Book Award for Young People's Literature

The mission of the National Book Award is to celebrate the best of American literature, to expand its audience, and to enhance the cultural value of good writing in America.

Newbery Medal

Awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

 

Newbery Honor

Three Times Lucky
By Sheila Turnage

 

Caldecott Medal

Awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

 

Caldecott Honor

One Cool Friend
By Toni Buzzeo
Illustrated by David Small

 

Michael L. Printz Award

Awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, and Booklist to the authors of distinguished literature for young adults.

 

Michael L. Printz Honor

 

Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor

Ellen's Broom
By Kelly Starling Lyons
Illustrated by Daniel Minter

 

Coretta Scott King Author Honor

Each Kindness
By Jacqueline Woodson
Illustrated by E.B. Lewis

 

Schneider Family Book Award

Close to Famous
By Joan Bauer

 

The Ezra Jack Keats Illustrator Award

Bunny Days
By Tao Nyeu

 

Los Angeles Times Book Prize

Marching for Freedom: Walk Together Children and Don't Grow Weary
By Elizabeth Partridge

 

Carnegie Medal

The Carnegie Medal is awarded annually to the writer of an outstanding book for children. established by The Library Association in 1936, in memory of the great Scottish-born philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie.

 

New York Times Best Illustrated Book

Selected by editors of The New York Times.

 

New York Times Outstanding Children's Book of the Year

Selected by editors of The New York Times.
New York Times Outstanding Children's Book of the Year

 

Children's Book Award

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation presents the Children's Book Award for the best work of fiction for children. The award, which has been held since 1980, is unique in that children and children alone decide the winner.

 

Alex Award

Awarded annually to ten adult books that will appeal to teen readers. Chosen by The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).